In 2008, they signed to the French fashion and music label Kitsuné. Their first single, "I Love London," became the only unreleased track to be named one of Mixmag's Top 100 Tunes in 2008, and was frequently remixed and played throughout the European club circuit. Their next single, Xtatic Truth, dropped in May of 2009, and several other singles, including In the Summer and Plage, were released before the band's debut album, Star of Love, arrived in late 2010. That year, the band also added drummer Andrea Marongiu to the fold. Nearly two years later, in April 2012, Star of Love was officially released in North America.
When Crystal Fighters recorded its second album, the band returned to the Basque hills to record songs during a two-month span. The result was the more streamlined Cave Rave, which was released in May 2013. A year later, the band released the single "Love Alight," which had been recorded during the Cave Rave sessions. Marongiu died from heart failure in September 2014, and his memory inspired several songs on 2016's Everything Is My Family, which was written and recorded in locales including the Canary Islands, Los Angeles, and London. ~ Heather Wellman, Rovi